Sources: Soluto, ZDNet
quote: Scientist or engineer that does a lot of coding: Linux or OSX
quote: a scientist putting together publications incorporating text + equations + tables + graphics
quote: OS X or Linux are nowhere close to comfort and universalism of Windows.
quote: They [OSX/Linux] are much more narrow minded systems
quote: I was able to write my thesis while running the best version of Matlab, shooting some imps in Doom 3 once in a while, running other fancy games when I felt like it, watching any video, any rip I got form torrents, plus my huge industrial music collection etc etc etc. Everything existing out there at my fingertips, no lack of software like on Macs or Linux ;)
quote: if you are really advanced numerical computation guy and you work for military, government, big oil etc, and you develop massively parallel simulation code - then Windows with CUDA is light years ahead of any Unix/OS X kids toys. Big guys with $$$ to spend usually choose Windows for the best tools for doing grand scale stuff like CUDA or Distributed Matlab. Small fish - yeah small guys often use Linux 'cause they don't need convenience of Windows, or they can't afford it or they don't need to do big overly complex stuff. For small cheap things Mac or Linux is not too bad, maybe.
quote: Pirks, this statement is so ridiculous it's clear that that you're only interested in trolling.